The Dewatering Institute Launched

News / 18 October 2020 by TDI / TDI
Credit : Hydroserv

The Dewatering Institute (TDI) has officially launched! TDI is a new platform for bringing stakeholders in the global dewatering industry together. TDI’s purpose is to develop the Construction Dewatering, Mine Dewatering and Groundwater Control industry across the entire project life cycle. Join our community: The Dewatering Institute.

What We Do

“Our global platform brings together members, creating a community of dewatering suppliers, experts, practitioners and academics, allowing them to share their knowledge and experience and learn from others in the industry too. Education and knowledge transfer is of key importance to us at TDI. Our industry comprises of technical areas, but as important is the experience gained on projects by site staff, managers and specialists alike. Transferring this knowledge is not only key in driving the industry forward, but also ensures that the current and next generation of practitioners have the necessary technical and practical experience in our specialised field. Thus, bridging the gap between academic qualifications, experience and the art of dewatering, ” According to Advisory Council member Christoffel Botha.

The fundamentals of TDI are Education, Knowledge Sharing, Best Practices and Networking, which we bring to live through our website including a knowledge centre, by providing events, webinars and training courses, all backed up by a sophisticated marketing campaign to expand the exposure of TDI and its members.

TDI, through construction dewatering, mine dewatering and groundwater control, also covers areas directly related to our industry in terms of geotechnical Investigations, Hydrogeology, Drilling, Ground Source Energy Wells, Design, Pipeline, Pumps, Power requirements, Monitoring, Groundwater Treatment, System Operation, Groundwater Recharge, System Decommissioning and more.

Our Founding Members

Supporting us in expanding the community are our founding members Total Foundation Solutions (Middle East), and CRI Pumps and Asiawaterjet Equipment.

“It’s a privilege for Asiawaterjet Equipment to be part of the founding members of The Dewatering Institute.” According to Managing Director Sam Norris. “We are looking forward to network with our fellow industry members, improve best practices and support the industry with our robust and reliable dewatering pumps.”

Other members that have already joined TDI come from across the globe such as Keller, GEOSS South Africa, Water Business College, Hydroserv International, Delta-H, Drillserv, Milvum Group, AIL (Andam International Group) to name a few.

Our Advisory Council Members

Our institute is assisted by an advisory council who bring valuable expertise and knowledge within their specialisations and regions of practise. They are consulted in regards to strategy and the future of the institute on a regular basis to ensure our fundamentals are adhered to. 

On our advisory council is Christoffel Botha, a specialist with 16 years’ experience in the field of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control projects world wide. Joining Christoffel on our Advisory Council are Prof. Kai Witthüser, who brings 23 years of experience to the institute in the field of hydrogeology and mine dewatering, Barry O’sullivan MD of Hydroserv, who has more than 13 years of construction dewatering experience and is the founder of several hydrogeological businesses as well as Peter Brooke, Director of Fugro, who has over 30 years of ground engineering experience in various key areas such as drilling, geotechnical and geothermal sub surface investigations and large scale site characterisation projects.

Why become a member at TDI?

Becoming a member at TDI comes with a host of benefits which include:

  • Gaining access and the option of contributing to training programs and events organized by TDI and it’s members.
  • Connecting with fellow industry professionals and sharing best practices.
  • Gaining access to our membership database, project owners, government bodies, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Affording you the opportunity to share your services, products, events and vacancies with fellow members (through our website, newsletters and other publications).
  • Staying up to date on industry news and developments through our newsletter and publications. 

Membership is now open to project owners, clients, consultants, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, engineers, and individuals within the industry.

How to Register

If you are interested in becoming a member of TDI and joining a global community of specialists in the Dewatering industry, you can submit your membership request on our website.

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